28 Feb 22 - Village life

Find security and community at Summerset

For most of us, our home is our haven. At Summerset retirement villages, residents not only enjoy warm, modern, and high-quality homes, they also love the huge range of extra benefits that come with village life. This includes safety and security, and the support of an active community of like-minded retirees.

When it comes to having peace of mind, knowing your property is safe goes a long way. Summerset villages are fully fenced, with external security gates that are locked each night.

In addition, each village has a strong sense of community, where people look out for each other. These days, knowing your neighbours is uncommon in many Kiwi suburbs. But in a Summerset village, the atmosphere is welcoming, and neighbours are often good friends.

It means you can go on holiday to visit family or take the caravan on an extended road trip without having to stress over whether things are secure at home. And when you’re relaxing at the village, it’s reassuring to know that each Summerset home has access to a call bell system that is monitored around the clock. Once the village centre is completed, staff are onsite 24/7 should you need assistance.

For many people, Covid-19 has made them re-evaluate their needs, and it shone a spotlight on just how important safety and community really is. Let’s face it, being isolated at home isn’t fun for anyone, but isolation isn’t an issue at Summerset.

When Covid-19 restrictions kicked in, village teams throughout the country helped residents stay connected with family and friends through video calls. Villages also offered daily groceries with the essentials like milk and eggs, and the onsite cafes were there to deliver meals straight to their doors. Socially distanced fun, like window dressing competitions and outdoor karaoke, also kept the spirits up. A range of online events included talks from celebrity guests, fitness classes and quizzes, and everyone enjoyed having ‘happy hour’ wine and snacks delivered to their doorstep!

Happy hour delivered to the door during Covid restrictions

On a more serious note, Summerset kept residents safe with knowledgeable and highly trained village staff swinging into action with temperature checking, strict protocols and full protective gear. This gave residents and their families the comfort of knowing Summerset villages were secure havens, even during uncertain times and unprecedented events.

Living at a Summerset village is all about relaxation, enjoyment, and taking the time to do what you want to do. At Summerset, we take care of safety and security, so you don’t have to.

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Resident purchasing jam at the village store